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CNBC
Oct 29, 2012 1:00pm EDT
battlegrounds and that effectively the race is frozen. now governor romney was out in ohio today, campaigning, making some arguments about the auto bailout which has been an issue that's helped president obama in the state of ohio. but the problem for mitt romney and anyone else participating in the campaign right now is all the coverage is drowning out anything that politicians say. we are locked in a very tight race. we had two new polls out this morning, tracking polls. one, the washington post/abc news poll showed mitt romney 49%-brah 49%-barack obama 48%. another poll shows pro seciselye opposite. obama 48%. but they're the same poll. with a margin of error, we have essentially a tie race but the obama team believes that their advantage is in the battleground states like iowa, states like nevada, states like ohio that mitt romney needs and we'll see whether they are right. but as of now, it appears unlikely that things are going to move very much over the next couple of days because romney's canceled campaign events tomorrow, so has the president. >> when we talk about the sort of being
CNBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> i guess you have obama up in ohio still. >> yeah, i think obama does have a slight lead in ohio. >> even though the cincinnati inquirer poll just had it tied. >> i understand that. >> it's not rasmussen. which polls do we believe now? >> i understand that. do you want me to -- should we keep going on this or shy deal with andrew's question about the ground game? >> no, we better talk sandy i think. >> okay. sandy effect on the vote is entirely speculative. there are a lot of people yakking about it, but mostly making stuff up. i'll go to a couple things. first of all, obama is believed to have a somewhat more extensive ground game, he has more people on the ground. so in theory, he has more to disrupt. the president's schedule has him doing more events that will have to be canceled than romney. on the other hand, because romney is down a field goal and needs something to happen, the idea that sandy could flereeze things in place for a few days is not necessarily good for him because he had momentum after the first debate. the momentum seems to have died out. it's left him in a v
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
the last couple weeks here which is a slight edge to obama in in some of the most important swing states. there was polling yesterday in the state of ohio, the all-important state of ohio, that no republican has ever worn the white house without carrying, that showed obama up slightly. we're seeing close races in virginia, florida, and of course wisconsin where the president is going to be today when he resumes campaigning. so it's close, but the president certainly has a slight edge in these important swing states that both candidates need to win to get to 270. >> how hard has the last few days been for romney with the president inspecting storm damage, how tough is his job? >> its eye certainly a challenge. you have somebody in the president who is the commander in chief. if you're mitt romney, you want to be a part of the conversation somehow. he spent tuesday participating in storm relief efforts, taking time away from the campaign trail, but it's certainly difficult to stay in the conversation the way he wants to. with obama back on the campaign trail, romney in virginia, but
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
important place, just as ohio is important to president obama, and the closing argument that mitt romney is making is the one that has been his go-to for the entire year, which is look at the record, look at what barack obama said he was going to do, look at what he's done while the president is trying to make a recovery case, we're on the right track, the mitt romney argument is we haven't gotten where we need to go and he's going to be making that all weekend. >> people on the floor trying to look at the effect of the storm and the recovery on tuesday. is it possible that because in the northeast states that are normally blue, have lower turnout, the president actually does win on the electoral vote but the governor wins on the popular vote? >> reporter: that is possible. it's very -- you have to say it's very unlikely by looking at history at how few times that's happened. but we have an extremely close popular vote race to judge by the national polls. usually the distribution of votes in the united states is such that if you win the electoral votes, you're going to win by some
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
country in these critical final four days. obama's going to visit colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and an almost identical tour for romney excepts he swaps florida in favor of, get this, pennsylvania. very interesting. now you're going to be looking, there it is, live pictures of westchester, ohio, where a mitt romney rally is under way. tens of thousands there, and lines to come into the rally stretch out for six blocks. this is interesting. does team romney see an opening there? let's talk here now is democratic strategist robert shrum, columnist for "the daily beast" and ed rogers, republican strategist and former bush 41 deputy assistant. gentlemen, welcome back. >> good to be here. >> i want to begin with this thought. not the jobs thing. the jobs thing is too inconclusive. what is so interesting is the aftermath, the immediate aftermath of the hurricane has turned out to be far worse, difficult. people die. gasoline lines. 1970 style stuff. somebody has to bear the blame for that even though it may be unfair. people are in an ugly mood a
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am EDT
. republican mitt romney has avoided political talk at public appearances. meanwhile, obama has cancelled a rally in ohio today, and will instead visit new jersey to assess the damage with the states governor chris christie, the president keen to be seen responding rapidly to the crisis. >> i want you to cut through red tape. i want you to cut through bureaucracy. there's no excuse for inaction at this point. i want every agency to lean forward and to make sure that we are getting the resources where they're needed as quickly as possible. >> so there you go. president obama then just responding. we talked a little bit about this in the first hour with you about how this could suit obama in the campaign. has to be a little careful how you talk about it. but obama does look cool under fire. does have the ability to take this crisis and show that he is still presidential material. >> yeah, i think it helps obama. he looks presidential. he's in control of the crisis, assuming he remains in control. it's such a close race. it's the sort of thing that could be quite a key swing factor
CNBC
Oct 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
there seems to be a slight lead. ohio of course is a big question mark, but the latest polls say that obama seems to have that. if that's true, governor romney will have his hands full to put together 270 electoral votes. >> a month ago european media was dismissive of romney. but today they're saying the obama campaign is hitting major headwinds and that the momentum is all with romney. and yet the polls are not mov g movings as much as the media in europe would suggest. why do you think the europeans are misreading this election? >> there was a worldwide survey of 21 countries who sas to who they would prefer. 21 countries preferred obama. pakistan preferred romney. i think the stories i've been hearing are really just stories. as far as the three debates were concerned, i think it's a general view that romney was certainly more vigorous in the first debate. but most people i've spoken to and my own view is the same said in the second and third debate, president obama decided that he had to deal with this and scored very good points. and i would say most people gave him the edg
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
unemployment than the national amp, does that help president obama? >> no, because voters are smart. i don't buy that others in the media have that cynicism that somehow voters conditions make that connection. you look at ohio, virginia, what we've done in wisconsin, it didn't turn around until the last two years, less than two years. and it turned around because republican governors came into those states, got the economy improving again. think about how much better it could be if we put a republican governor, a former republican governor, in charge as our president. that's the clear difference. at the convention when i spoke, i mentioned that night at my speech that if you compare all the states in america with the ones led by republicans compared to those led by democrats, the unemployment rate in republican led students was one point lower than those led by democrats. and voters understand that.was than those led by democrats. and voters understand that. >> is the hurricane having any impact on on the presidential election some there's been lots of questions does it help the presid
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> now, maria, both candidates are going to be in ohio. crucial, all-important ohio, this weekend with just three full campaign days left until election day. there's a lot to be decided here and a lot riding on the next couple days. >> absolutely. thanks very much. my next guest says the jobs numbers are evidence, in fact that, the economy is making steady progress. here to make his case is andy stern. he's former president of the service employees international union. now a senior fellow at columbia university. before we get to that, there have been unconfirmed reports -- thanks for joining us, andy. >> good to be here. >> utility crews from out of state that are not unionized, they're getting a hard time, even turned away, by unionized local crews. have you heard this? what can you tell us? >> i haven't heard this. i would hope it's not true. this is a time -- i grew up in new jersey. i lived in new york. i saw a lot of devastatiodevast. we're all americans. we need to figure this out. >> and come together, sure. let's talk about c
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
politics ing average. and as for ohio this is another state where obama has never trailed and the real clear politics average -- >> the democrats' lead has shrunk. >> one at a time, one at a time. >> seven polls came out in the last 48 hours. >> but you're under 50. >> obama is leading in every single poll. >> i'll say it at this time. as listening as obama is under 50, then romney has a very good chance in these races. keith boykin, i will tell you this, it may be true that money can't buy love, but money certainly can help in these close political races. i've got to leave it there. keith, robert, jonathan, thank you, gentlemen. up next, even if you don't live in the northeast, this storm will still have a major impact on you. steve leishman is back after the break to help you prepare. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male
CNBC
Oct 30, 2012 1:00pm EDT
washington correspondent, who is at the white house. what is the to mood in the obama camp a week before the election, john? >> they have enough of an edge in the swing states, in particular, ohio, critical for mitt romney, enough to went election. they realize it is extremely close and realize they could lose it, but feel are fairly confident, at the white house they trying to as hard as they can to focus and project that they are focusing on the storm before the run suggested, tyler, the president doing his job, praised by chris christie, the governor of new jersey, as he was earlier today for attending to the job. that can't hurt, i'm a little skeptical myself of it providing a big boost to his campaign because, he is, after all, doing his job so many voters locked in. i don't expect it to switch a lot of votes but certainly can't hurt for the president to be seen as being his job in a competent way. >> i guess the risk of a screwup would got other bay, it that happened it could be damaging. >> george w. bush found that out. george h. w. bush found that out in 1992 when hurricane andr
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